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Insiders, Outsiders, Partisanship, and Policy: Concluding Remarks

David Rueda

in Social Democracy Inside Out

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780199216352
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191712241 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216352.003.0008
Insiders, Outsiders, Partisanship, and Policy: Concluding Remarks

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This chapter presents a summary of the book's main findings and offers some final thoughts. It shows that insider-outsider politics have become an important part of any adequate account of social democracy since the 1970s. In the presence of insider-outsider conflicts, there exists a strong temptation for social democratic governments to promote less than egalitarian policies.

Keywords: insiders; outsiders; social democracy; employment protection; labour market policies; Spain; Netherlands; UK

Chapter.  4136 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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